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Sunday, July 14, 2024 - 02:47 PM


First Published in 1994


Poor old
Poor old "Common Sense" destroyed by poltroons who had none!

A few years ago a friend sent me an e-mail that ostensibly was an “obituary”, but not for a person.  It was for that eminently practical commodity we’ve always referred to as ‘common sense'.  I’ve changed it a bit, and I don’t know who the original author was, but let me share it with you:


“Today we mourn the passing of an old, old friend, whose name was ‘Common Sense’.  He was with us for so long that no one alive today knows for sure just how ‘old’ he was, since his birth records were lost long ago in the maze of Washingtonian ‘red tape’.  He’ll be missed, though—that’s for certain.  Common Sense will be remembered, at least by the more “experienced” citizenry, as having taught us valuable lessons, such as:

Knowing when to come in out of the rain;

Why the early bird gets the worm;

Life isn’t always fair;

Maybe it was my fault;

Governments are never friends of liberty.

“Common Sense lived by simple and sound maxims, such as ‘don’t spend more than you can earn’, and ‘adults, not children, are in charge’. Apparently his health began to deteriorate rapidly when mal-educated “do-gooders” and other assorted non-thinking liberals and certifiable idiots began to burden him with overbearing regulations and terrible decisions, such as:

A 6-year-old boy being charged with “sexual harassment” for kissing a female classmate;

A teen suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch;

A teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student;

A second-grader suspended from school for pointing his fingers at a classmate and saying,“Bang bang”.

“These and countless other stupidities only seemed to worsen his condition.  Common Sense reportedly lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had  failed to do in disciplining their unruly brats.  It declined even faster when schools were required to get parental consent  to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student, but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

“Common Sense seems to have lost the will to live as the churches of the land turned into businesses and agents of the State, and criminals began to receive better treatment than their victims, courtesy of the craven poltroons the people “elected” to represent them.  Common Sense took  a severe beating when it was decreed by some “courts” in the land that citizens couldn’t use force to defend themselves from an intruder in their own homes, and that the same intruder could sue that citizen for any injuries he sustained while invading their homes. Common Sense finally gave up the will to live after a careless woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was actually hot, being awarded a substantial cash settlement by a mind-numbed jury after spilling that same hot coffee into her lap while driving her car.

“Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents—Truth and Trust; by his wife—Discretion; by his daughter—Responsibility; and by his son—Reason.  However, he is survived by his four stepbrothers:

  • I know my rights;
  • I want it now;
  • Somebody else is at fault;
  • I’m just a victim.

Sadly, not many of us attended his funeral service because SO FEW realized he was gone!”  R.I.P. old friend!

Had not poor ol’ ‘Common Sense’ already expired in “Cukoo Land”, he most certainly would have as he contemplated the results of the 2020 elections.  I’ve always had a dim view of most politicians, only a few of whom could be honestly called  honorable and statesman-like, while most of them are slippery eels that I wouldn’t trust to walk my dog.  My prayer for the vast majority of that untrustworthy leftist progressive brotherhood of moonbats that our totally ill-informed fellow Americans foisted on us in the disastrous and crooked 2020 “election” is that they are ALL replaced by an EDUCATED and  “awakened” (not “woke”) electorate in the mid-term election of 2022, and let another gaggle of liars try their hands at “governing” according to the rules established by our Founders in that moldering old “outdated” document called The U.S. Constitution.  It’s sad that the “public trust” has deteriorated to the extent it has, but if on-going polls of the electorate are any indicator, all of Congress scores lower than worms in a compost pile.  And that’s pretty low!

There are precious few politicians in our current political climate who even try to abide by our Constitution. The outvoted and hard-pressed Congressional Republican Freedom Caucus seems to try to occasionally honor the “original intent” of that venerable document, but they are now even more of a minority than they were when those feckless so-called Republicans (the “Grand Old Party” of compromise and watered-down principles) were last in control of our House of Mis-Representatives. However, this article isn’t about politicians but about ‘Common Sense’, who moved out of “Looneyville-On-The-Potomac” many years ago.  Had Common Sense survived in our capital,  and had most Americans and most of the scurvy RINOS who gave virtually no support to former President Trump’s reforms during his four year term acted like true patriots, the survival of our constitutional freedoms would be considerably more secure than they are at present (and with the gaggle of collectivists now in “control” of our government, believe me those freedoms are NOT very secure).  Sadly, most of us know by now that Common Sense was exiled from the ‘halls of Congress’ decades ago, and we are now having to ‘pay the piper’ for the bitter tunes that the leftist/socialist/collectivist enemies of liberty and the despisers of free enterprise have ‘played’ for us. Those who foolishly “dance with the Devil” shouldn’t  be surprised when he exacts his terribly high price when the “dance” is ended, which I fear we in America are only now beginning to contemplate.

Had Common Sense survived, we wouldn’t be faced with a looming economic catastrophe knocking at our doors, not would Americans be facing the prospect this year of serious food shortages, serious fuel shortages (and possible rationing of it), skyrocketing heating costs, nor would we have approved multiple trillion dollar “bailouts”, in the last decade or two,  of institutions and businesses that should have been allowed to go bankrupt, reorganize, and start afresh. For certain, had Common Sense survived, we would not have spent $60 or more billion trying to arm and defend Ukraine in its war with Russia, for we had absolutely NO business involving ourselves in the war between two  historic enemies run currently by two probable VILLIANS (Russia’s Putin and Ukraine’s Zelensky)!

Had we listened long and hard to Common Sense, we wouldn’t have used our military to invade and occupy various Islamic hell-holes throughout the world, pretending to be “nation building”, and killing thousands of our finest young people and unknown multiple thousands of the citizens of those countries that we were trying to “democratize” against their wills, knowing full well that Muslims DON’T BELIEVE IN THE CONCEPT OF REPRESENTATIVE, OR CONSTITUTIONAL, REPUBLICS.    Nor would we be allowing the dregs of many failing countries all over the world to illegally INVADE our nation, bringing with them crime, unknown numbers of America-hating terrorists, uncontrolled human trafficking, highly dangerous drugs (courtesy of our “neighbors” in Mexico and their (and soon to be our) political overlords in Communist China, multiple virulent diseases (like Covid 19, EBOLA, measles, tuberculosis, and possibly bubonic plague), all of them demanding that we care for them and their “children”; and the economic and societal scourge they bring upon our American people be damned! For sure, whimpering and beguiled Americans wouldn’t be “encouraging” the denizens of the Klan of New Bolsheviks and the cowards called RINOS into passing more restrictive (and feel good)  “gun control” legislation that violates our 2nd Amendment!  (Are you listening, Comrade Joe Biden, you pathetic sack of communist senility---are you listening, you disgusting anti-Americans who belong to the Klan of New Bolsheviks?  Are you listening, you RINOS, you TOTALLY PHONY REPUBLICANS who insult the very memory of the Founders of our embattled Republic?) 

Whatever may replace Common Sense in our country will surely have to concentrate on the following, as minimums:

  • Repeal “Obamacare” totally, and stop further socialistic government “care”, including getting the Feds OUT of health insurance programs totally;
  • Greatly reduce the out-of-control government spending that is bankrupting America; (Technically we’re already bankrupt, because our unrepayable national debt is now over $30 TRILLION, and still rising rapidly);
  • Eliminate many of our Cabinet rank government departments, ALL of which are UNCONSTITUTIONAL;
  • Audit the Federal Reserve banking monopoly (which is NOT part of the federal government, being a privately owned “monetary monster”—a sinister “cash cow” run by international bankers and controlled by globalists who lust after power and control), and replace the Federal Reserve with direct oversight by the Federal government as originally mandated by our Founders;
  • Demand that we get to a balanced Federal budget within 3 years, and insist that any future President VETO any and all spending that doesn’t accomplish that goal, no matter how much it “hurts”. The failure to achieve continual balanced federal budgets will assure fiscal calamity sooner rather than later (and I do mean SOONER);
  • As Ron Paul wisely suggested more than once, “ensure a new, more humble foreign policy for America”, for we can no longer afford to be, nor should we ever have become, the world’s policeman, as President Trump often affirmed, but which “neo-cons” and RINO “war hawks” believe is the ‘destiny’ of the U.S. (Are you listening, SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM, you political chameleon?);
  • Withdraw from membership in the communist-controlled United Nations Organization and ALL of its Marxist groups which have their tentacles in our treasury, in our state department, and in our department of defense, AND boot it OUT of the U.S. within six months of our withdrawing;
  • Withdraw from membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), for it is no longer needed (if it ever was), and our membership in it is a sure recipe designed to involve the United States in the quarrels and conflicts of Europe and its historic blood feuds and love of aggressions!;
  • Declare the WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM, headquartered in Davos, Switzerland, as an ENEMY OF THE U.S., and refuse to participate in any of its Marxist/collectivist activities. Put out an international warrant for the arrest of Klaus Schwab and all his associates, charging them as ENEMIES OF MANKIND!

To be honest, I’m no longer certain how we can survive the death of Common Sense.  The world of Western Civilization has depended upon him for so long that his departure may spell our doom.  Our politicians obviously don’t mourn his death, for most of them became enemies of Common Sense soon after they were elected.  In recent decades our pro-socialist, anti-American “main stream media” has celebrated his passing.  Even most of our churches have succumbed to “GovThink”, preferring to ignore the admonitions of Scripture about “serving two masters”, all the while pretending that they’ve always adored Common Sense.  The majority of our citizenry continue to exhibit their usual “ho hum” attitudes, preferring not to have their fascination with sports teams and their often disgusting players, despicable movie and TV “stars”,  mind numbing “social” media, and vile and disgusting “noise” that pretends to be “music”, be disturbed, even as the waves of the approaching flood of inflationary disaster and the collapse of our economic system wash over the “bow” of our sinking “Titanic” of a country.  But be happy, my fellow Americans: Eat, drink, and be merry, as the old saying goes.  Our demise as a free society and the death of our free enterprise economic system and the replacement of our current monetary system with “digital” currency may not hurt too much---at least in the beginning.



A native of Cleveland, Ohio W. H. (Bill) Lamb was graduated from Cleveland State University (Ohio) in 1960, and relocated to South Carolina in 1964.  For many years he was an Industrial Engineer, Chief Industrial Engineer, and plant manager in the steel, electronics, and apparel industries in Ohio, South Carolina, and Alabama. 

He is a long time student of both American history and ancient Egyptian history, and has long admired the stalwart people who founded the British colonies and pre-dynastic Egypt, two groups that left permanent marks on human civilization.

An avid and long time writer concentrating on political and cultural issues of concern to America’s Christian Patriot community, he was published in the Lancaster, S.C. “News” during the mid-to-late 1960’s and in Greenville’s “The Times Examiner” since 1999.   The late Christian Patriot, Col. Bobby Dill, was his first editor for The Times Examiner, the publication he always refers to as “a great journal of truth”.

Married to Barbara for 65 years, he has two adult kids, five grandkids, and six great grandkids, plus a “feisty and opinionated” 80 lb. Pit Lab named Hayley, who runs the entire house.

A long time member, with Barbara, of the patriotic John Birch Society, he believes that it is the duty of ALL Christians to first, share the love of his Savior, Jesus, with others, and then to be dedicated patriots and do everything possible to both resist the evil of collectivism that is smothering Western Civilization and educate and motivate his fellow Americans in the preservation of our unique Constitutional Republic.